Rev. Dr. A'Shellarien
Rev. Dr. A’Shellarien Addison is a prolific author, publisher, Army Chaplain, Adult and Pediatric Hospice Chaplain, international speaker, mentor, spiritual trauma-informed counselor and coach, mother, and grandmother. She is the CEO of Desakajo’s Flo which includes Desakajo Publishing, Desakajo Records, Desakajo’s Flo Credit Empowerment, and Desakajo Travel. Rev. Dr. A’Shellarien is the author of Does Love Cover…THAT?: The Healing Process of the Fruit of the Spirit; Finding Me: A Woman’s Theology of Self Identification; Beside the Still Waters: Having Faith Even When….; The Chick on the Side: From the Heart of a Wife; A Conversation With Myself: Healing the Internal Voice; Spiritual Alpha Female: Unleashing 9 Leadership Principles from Proverbs 31; Refreshing Reflections: 365 Moments of Meditation Military Edition, Spiritual Awakening: 7 Shifts From Who I Am To Who I Am Becoming; and a contributing writer of Black Women and Girls Matter: Voices of Resilience, Resistance, and Resolve. She is the female voice of the Three Wise Ones on the weekly show What You Got To Say.
She has an Associate of Art degree in Early Childhood Education from Manor College, a Bachelor of Science in Urban Ministry Leadership from Geneva College, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and a Doctor of Theology in Biblical Theology from Almeda University. Dr. Lang is currently working on a Doctor of Education in Traumatology from Liberty University. She has four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. She is trained in Marriage and Family Therapy from Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, PA. She is a 2018 graduate of the Mental Health Integration for Chaplain Services (MHICS) program through the Uniformed Service University. She is a 2019 graduate of Delaware Leadership Academy. God called her into ministry in 1999 and she yielded to the call in 2000. She was ordained in 2003 as a Minister of the Gospel at Gate To Heaven Ministry by Prophet Carnell A. Smith Sr. In January 2006 she was ordained in the Baptist tradition by Bishop Charles M. Hudson Jr. In 2014 she was ordained an Itinerate Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a Pediatric and Adult Hospice Chaplain and an Army Chaplain. Chaplain Major A’Shellarien is the first woman to serve as Chaplain in the over 240-year history of the Delaware Army National Guard. She is the Delaware Army National Guard 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Chaplain. CH (MAJ) A’Shellarien deployed with the Delaware Army National Guard 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield) in 2019. She currently serves as the first woman National Guard Bureau ARNG Headquarters Battalion/TARC Installation Chaplain in Arlington, VA.
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